How to travel from Glasgow to Birmingham

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from Glasgow to Birmingham

You can get from Glasgow to Birmingham by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Glasgow to Birmingham on Jun 30 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00AMGlasgow International Airport1h10 08:10AMBirmingham International Airport
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701One-way
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07:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan11h05 06:25PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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411One-way
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10:55AMGlasgow International Airport1h10 12:05PMBirmingham International Airport
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1031One-way
09:40AMGlasgow, Buchanan8h05 05:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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511One-way
08:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan10h45 06:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station
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511One-way

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Travel Information between Glasgow and Birmingham

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$55 - $162
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $55 (€49) • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $162 (€145) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 252 miles (406 km) from Glasgow to Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $55 (€49). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, easyJet or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Glasgow to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Glasgow to Birmingham

Travel to Birmingham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Glasgow to Birmingham.
FAQs

There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Birmingham: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Birmingham from Glasgow is by taking a bus with an average price of $55 (€49).

This is compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A bus is generally $107 (€96) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $162 (€145) from Glasgow to Birmingham.

Taking a bus is usually $95 (€85) less than taking a train to Birmingham, which costs on average $150 (€134) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Birmingham from Glasgow is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 15 min.

In comparison, getting to Birmingham by train can take on average 4 h 9 min.

The distance from Glasgow to Birmingham is approximately 252 miles (406 km).

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Birmingham is:

  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Glasgow to Birmingham as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Glasgow to Birmingham:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham depart from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Glasgow International Airport and arrive in Birmingham International Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Glasgow to Birmingham depart from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Glasgow to Birmingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Birmingham by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Glasgow to Birmingham for $55 (€49) on Omio.
  • EasyJet can take you to Birmingham by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Glasgow to Birmingham for $162 (€145).
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to Birmingham by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from Glasgow to Birmingham for $150 (€134) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Glasgow to Birmingham with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Birmingham with with 8 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Birmingham tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Glasgow to Birmingham? Many Omio customers who go from Glasgow to Birmingham usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Nottingham. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Nottingham from Birmingham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Glasgow to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $55 (€49) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $162 (€145) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $150 (€134) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Glasgow to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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